Local Government

Public entities, elected officials, and political subdivisions face undeniable scrutiny and need lawyers who not only understand the law, but also understand the complex and often delicate relationships formed between public officials amongst each other in addition to the general public.

Our attorneys are well known for our representation of public entities and the elected officials that represent those entities.  Our attorneys have unparalleled knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws that affect the responsibilities and liabilities of the public entities that we represent.

We have successfully defended a wide variety claims in both federal and state court including:

  • Tax
  • Foreclosure
  • Wage payment and FLSA Claims
  • EEOC Claims
  • Infrastructure claims
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Public Records Act
  • 1983 Civil Rights Act claims
  • Constitutional Violations
  • Disability discrimination
  • Title VII violations
  • Wrongful death under state and federal law
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent training
  • Monell violations

In addition to being successful litigators, our attorneys also provide a variety of other services to governmental officials and public entities, including:

  • Legal opinions
  • Ethics opinions
  • General counsel advice
  • Pre-litigation investigation, consultation and recommendations
  • Training and risk management
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Procurement

Related

  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement
  • Risk Management
  • Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
  • ADA Litigation
  • Jail Suicide Litigation
  • Gross Negligence
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Automobile Accidents

 

From the Blog:

Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Supports V.I.P.S

Mary Erlingson had the pleasure of reading to Kindergarten and Pre-K students at Broadmoor Elementary School Friday, September 16, 2022. Volunteers In Public Schools is one of the many projects supported by Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Mary Erlingson and Lee Ledet attend DRI Seminar in Chicago

Mary Erlingson and Lee Ledet attended DRI’s Civil Rights and Governmental Liability Steering Committee meeting in Chicago last week, and took time out to attend a Cubs game with other Committee leaders. Learn more about #DRI's Civil Rights and Governmental Liability...

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